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St Mary The Virgin's Mission Church, Fochriw

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Map ReferenceSO10NW
Grid ReferenceSO1041205284
Unitary (Local) AuthorityCaerphilly
Old CountyGlamorgan
CommunityDarran Valley
Period20th Century

A Mission Church was established in 1907 on the east side of what is now Pontlottyn Road, on the south-west margin of Fochriw close to the now-disused Fochriw Colliery. The church, built into ground rising up to the road, was dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. It comprised nave and chancel above a basement hall, or Institute, and a north-west bell-tower. Built of brick under slate roofs the church was entered from Pontlottyn Road through a door in the base of the tower, the basement through a north-east porch.
The church was damaged by fire in 1939. By 1981 it was in such a state of disrepair that it was demolished.
Ordnance Survey third-edition 25-inch map: Glamorgan XII.7 (1919)

David Leighton, RCAHMW, 17 December 2014